Newswise — NEW YORK (October 27, 2016) – Montefiore Health System and the Hebrew Home at Riverdale are proud to announce a unique partnership to improve care for patients requiring sub-acute rehabilitation at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. Montefiore physicians will provide Geriatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation care, with oversight from the medical director of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, in a state-of-the-art 45-bed wing overlooking the majestic Hudson River. This clinical collaboration establishes a new, innovative model of rehabilitation care in which a Montefiore geriatrician and physiatrist will work collaboratively on care decisions after a patient is discharged from the hospital in order to improve patient outcomes and provide optimal care in an outpatient setting. “At a time of great change in healthcare, we are delighted to build on our clinical collaborations with the Hebrew Home to enhance care for patients in environments outside of the hospital,” said Steven M. Safyer, M.D., President and CEO, Montefiore Medicine. “Together our goal is to increase the number of customized programs, building on Montefiore and Einstein’s advanced care and knowledge. This will enhance patient well-being and put them on a road to optimal rehabilitation, once they exit hospital doors.”

Sub-acute rehabilitation care provided in skilled nursing facilities offers in-depth medical care combined with rehabilitation services so patients who are well enough to be discharged from the hospital, but not yet fully able to care for themselves, are paired with trained providers who deliver compassionate, expert care to help residents achieve their highest potential. The sub-acute floor at the Hebrew Home, staffed by Montefiore physicians, opened on October 1, and will accept referrals from all acute hospitals, as appropriate.

“Today is an exciting and historical day for the Hebrew Home at Riverdale and Montefiore Health System,” said Daniel Reingold, President and CEO of RiverSpring Health, the parent organization of the Hebrew Home. “This collaboration represents the next generation of care, building upon a more than fifty year relationship between our organizations. The outstanding clinical care of Montefiore physicians, coupled with the compassionate and responsive Hebrew Home care team, all under one roof, is a winning combination for today’s rehabilitation patients.”

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About Montefiore Health SystemMontefiore Health System is one of New York’s premier academic health systems and is a recognized leader in providing exceptional quality and personalized, accountable care to approximately three million people in communities across the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley. It is comprised of 10 hospitals, including the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and close to 200 outpatient care sites. The advanced clinical and translational research at its’ medical school, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, directly informs patient care and improves outcomes. From the Montefiore-Einstein Centers of Excellence in cancer, cardiology and vascular care, pediatrics, and transplantation, to its’ preeminent school-based health program, Montefiore is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system providing coordinated, comprehensive care to patients and their families. For more information please visit Follow us on Twitter and view us on Facebook and YouTube.

About the Hebrew Home at RiverdaleThe Hebrew Home at Riverdale by RiverSpring Health is dedicated to helping older adults live forward every day. For nearly 100 years, our pioneering programs and services have brought them compassion, respect and safety. RiverSpring Health empowers over 12,000 older adults through managed long term care, assisted living, senior housing, and specialized services including elder abuse prevention, memory care, and LGBT programs.